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New Muppet Caper Movie 2013 Official Thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by beaker, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think there's enough information now to warrant an official Muppet Europe/Muppet Caper 2.0/Muppets Take United Kingdom 2013 thread.

    We know the film is an homage of sorts to the Great Muppet Caper, will largely be filmed
    in England, involve Interpol investigations, Russian femme fetales, and a mystery.
    And will be released on December 20th 2013.

    Principle photography begins January and wraps in March. Mckenzie is back writing songs,
    and Bobbin is returning to the director chair(with Stoller as one of the head writers)
    New Muppet characters and a slew of new Hollywood A and B lister cameos.
    Walter, jvcarroll and FrackleFan2012 like this.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Wait... It's been confirmed that this new, second Disney Muppet movie will be released on the date of my own 36th birthday next year?!? Sorry Hobbit 2, but you have now been officially supplanted by my first truest fandom for actually going to the movies to see it at the theater.
  3. catherine

    catherine Active Member

    I read that it comes out on that date too. I hope it is true.
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    How many threads about this movie are people going to make?
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Agree with Hubert, someone needs to talk to Phil about this since I can't merge threads any longer.
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    We just need one thread since we finally have solid information coming out, and given principle filming begins soon I expect we'll have a deluge of info arriving.

    I suspect though, leaked pix will be fewer given it will be more closed off in their filming in the UK then in Los Angeles

    Hehe, very cool. Though...remember, Muppets 2011 was set to be releases around Christmas, so date definitely subject to change.

    But, they sure were not kidding when they said it would be out next year.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/m...se-date-filming-begins-in-january-725155.html

    'The Muppets 2' Announces Release Date, Filming Begins in January

    Disney is certainly on a role and 2013 is sure to be another big year for the entertainment giant. Following the commercial success and revival of The Muppets last year, Disney got the ball rolling on a sequel.
    Recently, we reported that Christoph Waltz was close to being cast as an Interpol agent in what is being described as a comedy caper through Europe. While there hasn't been any word on that front, there's news that will certainly bring joy and wild arm flailing among Muppets fans.
    According to Collider, the film has circled a release date and it's a lot sooner than originally expected. The Muppets 2 will arrive in theaters on December 20, 2013, with James Bobin returning to direct and co-write the film.
    Bret McKenzie is also returning to write new songs and we may be getting another new Muppet. Producer Todd Lieberman says the sequel will shoot in London beginning in late January and wrapping some time in April. Additionally, he teased that there will be more casting announcements very soon.

  8. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Not gonna lie guys...while I liked and thought the title for the recent movie The Muppets was nice and appropriate for the relaunch of the franchise, I seriously hope they change the title for the new movie.
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I agree. I'm almost willing to bet they will be doing some sort of cheeky subtitle.
    Like The Muppets: The Pig Who Loved Me, or The Muppets Take London or The Fanciful Muppet Mystery Movie of Intrigue And Other Words To Make It A Hilariously Long Title. But definitely not going to be The Muppets 2.
    Vincent Liu likes this.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Worst case scenario with a Muppets 2 title is a brand recognition thing. It need not be. The Muppets, while I'm still not thrilled with the decision to call it that, was what the film needed to be called. Calling it with any title relating to the Muppets being Back (i.e. The Muppets Big Comeback, Return of the Muppets) would have lead to a level of Looney tunes Back In Action tempting of fate/asking for failure. That film reestablished the brand, and now they can play with house money.

    But the thing is, what would be a good title?
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  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Maybe "A Muppet Film That Is".
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  12. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Just as "Muppet Movie 2" was a working title for GMC, "Muppets 2" is a working title for the new film.

    And given that Muppets aren't known for either working or things that work, you can bet the farm that the working title won't work and the real title will be worked out later.

    In fact i hear it may be called either "The Muppets 6,357", "The Walter with the Froggy Tattoo", or "Gribbaziggy"
    Bliffenstimmers likes this.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    How many threads are we up to now about the new movie?
  14. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    probably 50. but it's really exciting!:)
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I've been saying that forever, and no one really cared...
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well, there are three threads about the new movie.
    Jon Stewart voice: That I know of.

    There's this one started by beaker, the Neo Muppet Caper Movie 2013.
    There's the "New Muppet Movie in Development for Potential 2013 Release" started by Phillip on April 13 2012.
    And finally, there's the one started by bknatchbull on March 1 2012 that had to be retitled as "Speculation:potential Sequel for The Muppets" which should all be merged or handled by the forum administration.

    :batty: That's 3, 3 threads about the eighth cinematic Muppet movie!
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think Fozzie wants to call it "Harold."
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Let's call it "Shirley".
    Muppet fan 123 and Hubert like this.
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Isn't "Shirley" already being used as the title for the new Sesame movie?

    How about "Hugga-Wugga" instead?
    :scary:
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    "Manna Mahna" would be a title I'd be in support of... :p

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